How to Make a DIY Wrist Corsage
May is a time of celebration, with graduations, proms, and weddings. Celebrations may be different this year, but they’re still going on! Students are holding proms on Zoom and celebrating graduations at a distance. Brides and grooms even have “drive-by” weddings. Here’s how you can contribute to their celebrations with a beautiful wrist corsage. While we use roses and carnations in this example, you can choose any flower you like.
- Grosgrain ribbon
- Floral tape
- Floral wire
- Glue gun
- Card stock
- Rio Roses
- Rio Carnations
- Filler foliage.
1. Take each flower and add a small amount of greenery. Wrap these two pieces together with floral tape. Do this for each flower. Choose no more than two or three of each flower so that your corsage won’t be too bulky.
2. Cut each assembled flower/greenery piece, so the stem is one to two inches long. Using floral wire, tie the pieces together to create an arrangement that will fit nicely on a wrist.
3. Cut a small piece of cardboard (approximately two inches long and the width to fit on the ribbon). Add glue to the back of the cardboard using the hot glue gun.
4. Cut a long piece of ribbon (about 2 feet). Attach the glued cardboard to the ribbon, about 3 inches from one end. Cut the cardboard as needed to make sure it’s not too long.
5. Add hot glue to the other side of the cardboard and attach the flower arrangement to it. Hold it in place for a few seconds to make sure it’s secure.
There you have it: A beautiful wrist corsage!
Use this guide to create corsages for your customers. You can also hold an online tutorial, by selling customers a “corsage kit” that they can pick up from your store (curbside as needed) and then having them follow along with you on Zoom or Facebook Live at the designated time. Have fun!